About the Euronext Amsterdam
Euronext Amsterdam was formerly known as the Amsterdam Stock Exchange until 22nd December 2000 when it was merged with the Brussels Stock Exchange and Paris Stock Exchange to form the Euronext group. Today, Euronext is the largest pan-European equity market and a world-leading exchange for derivatives.
On this page, you’ll find a list of the companies listed on Euronext Amsterdam, relevant indices that track the exchange, information about the history of Euronext Amsterdam, and the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
Euronext Amsterdam traces its origins all the way back to 1602, when the Amsterdam Stock Exchange was founded by the Dutch East India Company, and was the first exchange to trade securities rather than just commodities. The exchange was at the heart of European economic life over the next centuries, and expanded in 1997 by merging with the European Options Exchange – before it became Euronext Amsterdam in 2000.
In its current form, it is a very modern construct. Euronext successfully brings together the exchanges of Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, and Paris, creating one of the largest exchange networks in the world. Euronext markets are regulated within the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), and the performance of these exchanges is a crucial factor in the economic health of Europe.
The primary index which tracks the performance of Euronext Amsterdam is the AEX index. This tracks the performance of 25 Dutch companies traded on Euronext Amsterdam as is one of the Euronext group’s key indicators.
In addition to the AEX, which is a large-cap index, Euronext Amsterdam is also tracked by the AMX (mid-cap index) and the AScX (small-cap index).
Currently, there are 140 stocks traded on Euronext Amsterdam. These companies are from all sectors of the Dutch economy.